SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, DC 20549
PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d)
OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): February 19, 2018
ACI WORLDWIDE, INC.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction
3520 Kraft Rd, Suite 300
Naples, FL 34105
(Address of principal executive offices) (Zip Code)
(Registrants telephone number, including area code)
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)
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|Item 5.02.||Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.|
(e) 2018 Executive MIC. On February 19, 2018, the Compensation and Leadership Development Committee (the Compensation Committee) of the Companys Board of Directors (the Board) approved the 2018 Executive Management Incentive Compensation Plan (the 2018 Executive MIC) for the Companys executives, including the executives who were listed as named executive officers in the Companys proxy statement for its 2017 annual stockholders meeting.
MIC bonus amounts are determined based upon the achievement of three categories of performance metrics: (1) a funding metric, (2) business unit performance metrics and (3) individual performance goals. A 2018 Executive MIC bonus may be more or less than 100% (up to a maximum of 200%) of the target level depending upon the percentage attainment of the performance metrics in the executives plan. Performance attainment less than the threshold level indicated yields zero payout.
The funding metric consists of the consolidated Company financial metric set forth in the table below.
Distribution of the funded incentive pool to executives depends upon each executives business unit and individual performance.
In order to be entitled to any payment under the 2018 Executive MIC, the executive must be an employee of the Company on the date of payment, except to the extent otherwise provided by the Company. If the executives employment with the Company is terminated for any reason prior to the payment date, the executive will not be eligible for a MIC bonus for the MIC Performance Period (defined as the fiscal year commencing on January 1, 2018), and the executive will forfeit all rights to such payment except to the extent otherwise provided by the Company.
The Company reserves the right at any time, including during the MIC Performance Period, to: (1) amend or terminate the 2018 Executive MIC in whole or in part, (2) revoke any eligible executives right to participate in the 2018 Executive MIC, and (3) make adjustments to targets and payouts subject to the terms of the 2018 Executive MIC.
2018 LTIP Awards. On February 20, 2018, the Compensation Committee granted awards of relative TSR performance shares (MSUs), RSUs and nonqualified stock options as part of the 2018 long-term incentive plan (the 2018 LTIP). Seventy-five percent of the grant date value of the Chief Executive Officers awards are in the form of MSUs and twenty-five percent of the grant date value of his awards are in the form of nonqualified stock options. For each of the other following Named Executive Officers, fifty percent of the grant date value of their awards are in the form of MSUs and fifty percent of the grant date value of their awards are in the form of service-vesting RSUs.
Philip G. Heasley, President and Chief Executive Officer
Scott W. Behrens, Senior Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Chief Accounting Officer
Daniel Frate, Group President, ACI On Demand P&L
Anthony M. Scotto, Jr., Senior Executive Vice President, Chief of Technology2
Dennis P. Byrnes, Executive Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer, General Counsel and Secretary
|1||The value of a MSU is based on a Monte-Carlo simulation model and such value is not available as of the date of this Current Report. The number of on-target MSUs awarded is determined by dividing the grant-date value denoted in the table by the value of a MSU.|
|2||Mr. Scotto plans to retire within the fiscal year and did not receive any 2018 LTIP awards.|
MSUs under the 2018 LTIP are earned, if at all, based upon the relative performance of the trading price per share of the Companys stock, over the three-year period of January 1, 2018 to December 31, 2020, against the S&P 400 Mid-Cap Index. Grantees will earn MSUs, if at all, based on a performance matrix that provides 50% of the on-target MSUs are earned for performance at the 25th percentile against the S&P 400 Mid-Cap Index, 95% of on-target value for performance at the 50th percentile, 100% of the on-target value for performance at the 55th percentile and 200% of on-target value at the 75th percentile against the S&P 400 Mid-Cap Index.
The RSUs and nonqualified stock options vest in three equal installments on the first, second and third anniversary of the grant date, subject to the recipient being employed with the Company on the vesting date.
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
|ACI WORLDWIDE, INC.|
|February 23, 2018||By:||/s/ David Kuhl|
|Name: David Kuhl|
|Executive Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer|